The Orion

Students not safe from identity theft

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore
December 16, 2015

"Your card has been declined. It says it's not authorized." I was in a drive-thru buying lunch with zero cash on me when my debit card stopped working. I checked my account on my phone and saw that...

Cultural appropriation perpetuates racism

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore
October 28, 2015

Cultural appropriation is a hot topic right now. But what exactly is it? Well, the general consensus definition is that cultural appropriation is the act of a dominant culture adopting aspects of another...

Education hindered by overprotective parents

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias
October 4, 2015

Do you know what really gets my rocks off? A scientific book about a woman whose cervical cancer cells are taken without her knowledge and used to change the course of medical history. Damn. It's better...

Victims overshadowed by the bully

Illustration by Adriana Macias Photo credit: Adriana Macias
September 22, 2015

Kim Davis.Two words composing a single name. That's all it takes to start a huge debate about religion and gay marriage, and everyone has an opinion.I mean, it's hard not to get swept up in the story:A...

Single, been ready to mingle

Illustration by Adriana Macias. Photo credit: Adriana Macias
September 21, 2015

I never thought I'd be here. Three years ago, I was that girl who was still with her high school boyfriend in the dorms.Oh yes, I was the one who annoyed her roommate and friends because I'd drop everything...

Senioritis plagues students approaching graduation

Illustration by Nicole Jackson Photo credit: Nicole Jackson
September 5, 2015

When I was a senior in high school, my life was like the song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3. I got accepted into my dream school, I knew exactly what I wanted to major in and...

Real World: Adulting

Illustration by Nicole Jackson Photo credit: Nicole Jackson
August 31, 2015

My hands are cold and clammy. My heart's racing I'm pretty sure I'm on the brink of having a panic attack. I click on the online link and meticulously scan the article, devouring every word as my hair...

Failing an entire class? Tempting but misguided

Illustration by Trevor Moore
May 12, 2015

It's no secret that I am not cut out to be a teacher. I can't stand disrespectful know-it-alls or kiddos who throw tantrums in the middle of class because "Jimmy's touching me and he has cooties!" All...

Dr. Oz: The medical version of Billy Mays

Illustration by Trevor Moore
May 5, 2015

I have watched maybe four episodes of "The Dr. Oz Show," and it was only because my mother all but tied me to a chair and put toothpicks in my eyes to keep them open. It was pure torture. So...

Don’t touch my Tylenol

Illustration by Miles Huffman
May 5, 2015

When Tylenol had a massive recall of most of its products back in 2010, most people went on with their day-to-day lives. Me? I was stockpiling red and white bottles like a survivalist stockpiles...

Medical robots will never replace human interaction

Illustration by Trevor Moore
April 29, 2015

Imagine a future in which the medical field is filled with machines that do everything, kind of like Baymax from "Big Hero 6." They comfort the sick and injured while finding a vein for bloodwork...

New gluten-free foods satisfy everyone’s appetite

Illustration by Miles Huffman
April 28, 2015

My aunt and cousin have been gluten free for a long time for severe health reasons.They're also pretty much dairy-free, sugar-free and anything that tastes good-free. So when I heard that Disney World...

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